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Claim received in UK for €68m EuroMillions jackpot

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A UK ticket holder has come forward to claim Tuesday’s jackpot prize of £59 million (€68 million) in the EuroMillions draw, operator Camelot said.

The player correctly matched all five of the EuroMillions numbers alongside the two Lucky Star numbers.

The winning numbers were 5, 17, 28, 41 and 46, with the Lucky Star numbers 10 and 11.

Once the ticket has been validated and paid, the ticket holder will then decide whether or not to go public and share their news.

Camelot said there would be no information on whether the winner is an individual or syndicate, or where the ticket was purchased, unless the ticket holder decides to go public.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said: “What amazing news for this lucky ticket holder who has claimed their amazing EuroMillions jackpot prize.

“We will now focus on supporting the ticket-holder through the process and on helping them to start to enjoy their life-changing win.”

An anonymous EuroMillions ticket holder became the UK’s fifth biggest National Lottery winner after their £122 million prize was paid out earlier this month.

The highest ever UK winner claimed a jackpot of £170 million in October 2019, but chose to stay anonymous.

Colin Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the second highest prize – £161 million – in July 2011.

The couple set up the Weir Charitable Trust and made a donation to a community football club in Largs before Mr Weir’s death in 2019 after a short illness.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, took home more than £148 million in August 2012 and the fourth highest UK winner – who took home £123 million – also remained anonymous.

The record for the highest amount ever won on EuroMillions was set in February this year when a Swiss player took home €210 million, the equivalent of almost £180 million.

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